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Sep 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
and the united states, the governor of libya, how pained they are about this is much more reflective of the sentiment toward the united states. than heavily armed mob sters. >> that's the case in libya. but not the case in egypt. president obama was asked about the relationship we jipt on wednesday and this is what he said. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they're a new government trying to find its way. >> the united states has sent billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayer money to egypt over the last few decades and by definition as you know, according to the state department, egypt is a major non-nato ally of the united states. why would president obama say that egypt is not an ally. >> the president has been very clear. everybody has understand, that relationship remains the same and the president wasn't signaling any change in the nature of our relationship. obviously, the president had a conversation with president morsi. it's the responsibility of the egyptian government, of as a host, to protect facilities including our ow
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Sep 14, 2012 2:30pm EDT
. in the days since the attack, so many libyans, including the ambassador from libya to the united states, who is with us today, have expressed their sorrow and their solidarity. one young woman, her head covered and her eyes haunted with sadness, held up a hand-written sign that said, thugs and killers don't represent benghazi, nor islam. the president of the palestinian authority who worked closely with chris sent me a letter remembering his energy and integrity and deploring, and i quote, an act of ugly terror. many others from across the middle east and north africa have offered similar sentiments. this has been a difficult week. for the state department, and for our country. we have seen the heavy assault on our posts in benghazi, that took the lives of those brave men. we have seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful, internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. and it is totally unacceptable. the people of egypt, libya, yemen, and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator
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Sep 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
counts of attempted murder. >>> the united states is fighting pr campaign in pakistan. ads are running denouncing the anti islamic film that sparked protests. security forces trying to keep crowds of protesters from reaching the united states embassy. the united states government wants people to know that it doesn't support the film. the state department is spending about $70,000 on the ad, violence related to the film has left about 30 people dead in seven countries >>> two years after the president ordered the surge in afghanistan the hat of the troops have left the country. officials say the withdrawal, there are 68,000 american forces left in the war zone. the number of united states forces in afghanistan peaked at about 101,000 last year. troops have been slowly leaving the country over the past several months. >>> in the health alert students at carroll community college are left scratching their heads, it's that itchy paranoia after bed bugs were found. e-mail was sent out warning the 11,000 about the pests, administrators quash toned a classroom where it was found. . they are t
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Sep 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
americans killed in libya arrive back in the united states. >> reporter: american forces in afghanistan's camp bastion came under fierce assault. at least two were killed before the attackers were driven off. as night fell on the mideast, anti united states protests raged for a 4th straight day. in cairo hundreds of demonstrators burned american flags and chanted anti united states slogans. the angry protests have spread to more than 30 countries, police used a water cannon in other egypt. in sudan they stormed the embassy. black smoke came from the embassy in tunsia. one by one the four americans killed in libya came home for the last time. chris stevens, shaun smith and -- they were all remembered by the president. >> they knew the danger and accepted it. think lived the american ideal. >> lawmakers were briefed on the assaults. >> this was a calculated act of terror. >> reporter: the white house is not saying there was a security l aps e. >> there was a security presence. it was unfortunately not enough. >> reporter: the president has told congress he is sending combate equippe
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Sep 4, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. >> obama gave the speech, the keynote, 2004, four years later, he's president. does this lie ahead for julian castro? >> he lived in illinois. i live in texas. it's one of the reddest states in the whole nation. >> reporter: there are ghosts in this convention center for anyone delivering the keynote. ghosts of surgery,ful and unsuccessful keynotes gone by. >> my fellows. >> reporter: in 1988, the keynote by bill clinton at the dnc was widely jeered and almost derailed his career. and yet, four years later, clinton was elected president. but there are plenty of speakers no one remembers. julian castro feels the pressure. why did obama pick you? >> i think that he and i see eye to eye on a lot of issues. i also think it's another signifier of the significance of h himself pan hispanics. >> reporter: his mother immigrated to the country, his brother joaquin is now running for congress. he's expected to win. tonight, he introduced julian. >> ours is a nation like no other. a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation.
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Sep 5, 2012 11:35pm EDT
is on track to be the worst year ever for west nile in the united states. they say that the disease is starting to hit its peak. symptoms kind of look like the flu. so far 87 people have died from the disease but they say it's rarely this deadly. >> the parade of politicians continued today at the dnc. >> last night the governor had a spot and today our senior senator spoke. she focused on the women of the senate. she said when women are politics family issues rule things like child care. she said the president is fighting for the same causes. >> we the women of the senate with the president byour side we are going to keep fighting. our shoulders squared our lip stick on because you deserve equal pay for your hard work. >> 26 years ago she was the first democratic woman elected in the senate. she spent some time behind the podium encouraging younger generations of women to join public service. >> it wasn't her that everybody will be talking about tomorrow morning. it's bill clinton. >> that's right. as expected his speech tonight was hit with the crowd. >> reporter: bill clint
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Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a anti muslim film made in the united states . >> this video is disgusting. >> reporter: the united states is also condemning the violence in egypt, yemin and libya where the ambassador and three others were killed. while several arrests have been made a lodger spotlight is onto its's relationship with egypt. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally but we don't consider them enemies. >> reporter: they have sent billions in aid to egypt only to find protesters scaling the walls of the embassy. authorities say that the writer, director and financialer of the movie lives in this los angeles home. >> there was some need for our presence to be here to provide is a member of the egyptian christian coptic church and spent time in prison. >> i never heard mohammed. >> reporter: the actress said she was duped and there was no message of an anti islamic message. >> i didn't know. >> reporter: at least 51 embassies have sent out warnings to united states citizens asking them to be aware and avoid large crowds. abc news los angeles. >> new tonight the fda warning people about
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ cheers and applause ] >> that smile on her face, and we have a camera, our own special camera, watching behind the podium. look what happened. she's going off stage, and there waiting for her is her astronaut husband. there he is, mark kelly, former commander and astronaut. what a hug that was. you know, i had a chance to meet with them earlier today because i spent time with her earlier. i think everyone could see, how hard she's been working, how much stronger she is. >> there was so much determination in her face and so much joy when she finished. giving a lot of joy to this crowd, firing them up right now, much like michele obama did two nights ago, president clinton last night, as character witnesses for barack obama, bringing them inside the white house. bailing out the auto companies and here's account he summed that up. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm here to tell you, but i think you already know, that i watch it up close. bravery resides in
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Sep 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the united states of america. >> all over the world, every day, america's diplomats and development experts risk their lives, because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> joan than karl, abc news, washington. >>> now for the bigger picture we turn to christiane amanpour who reported from this region for year, one os p front loointds for years during the arab spring. what do you know about whether is al qaeda. >> clearly intelligence and security forces are looking into that. we don't know and i've been cautioned not to say it is al qaeda yet. they're still looking for exact wloi is responsible. >> and today we were struck by something secretary of state clinton said. i think a lot of americans have been saying the same thing. how could this happen? show posed this question if a country we helped liberate? what does this say now about americans in this region? >> i can imagine so many americans feel really desperate wondering precisely that question. the good new, diane, if there can be any in this, second clinton said this say small and
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Sep 13, 2012 5:30am EDT
with the united states and libya. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >>> 15 minutes away from 6:00. thank you for joining us this morning. president barack obama has called the leaders of libya and egypt and urged them to continue work with the united states to ensure the safety of americans, this comes after a u.s. ambassador to libya and three others were killed on an assault in the u.s. consulate in benghazi. two leaders have agreed to work together to bring the attackers to justice. this morning we are joined by nancy yusef a former baltimore reporter now working in the middle east and knew the late ambassador. thank you for joining us this morning. you were a reporter here for the sun for years, what are you doing now in the middle east? >> caller: i am the mid
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
with the associated press e. says the united states -- he says theunited states is a bully and domineering and the nuclear issue is the imposition of the will of the united states. the president did obama did such on-- touch on the speech. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> obama said time is run willing out-- running out for iran to resolve the dispute. >>> more mosquito spraying to stop the spread of west nile virus. the department of agriculture says people should stay inside during the spraying which will happen around 7:30 weather permitting. storms are expected for the area. 30 people across the state have been diagnosed with west nile. three people have died. >>> people who donate blood are tuning out more than the blood -- finding out more than their blood type. 36 people found out they have west nile while donating blood. the state has 8 deaths in oklahoma and more than 150 illnesses. blood donations facilities test for west nile among other diseases year-round. nurses say whoa wouldn't be surprised if -- say they wouldn't
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
country here. this system will eventually be crossing the united states, pushing our way toward the weekend. in the meantime it's a clear and cool night. great for sleeping and the sun will be back tomorrow. >> new details on the story we told you about last night. we know the name of the person police are looking for in connection with the double murder. ron and mark lee pepper were found dead. police are trying to track down their live in grandson matthew long. police want to talk to him but stopped short of calling him a person of interest. >> obviously because he lived there, we are interested in talking to him. it's pleiomery at this point to say if he was a person of interest. i wouldn't say that. >> police believe that the peppers died saturday. they aren't being specific about how they were killed, only saying they were not shot and that this was not a random attack. >> tomorrow family and friends will say their good-byes to a hartford county corporal. he was killed last weekend in a car crash. a viewing was held. his funeral will take place tomorrow at mountain chri
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Sep 19, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the united states, the ones citing that anti-islam film seemed to be waning, but there is a new target in france. a satire cal magazine, mocked the united states. and 22 schools are closed as a precaution against violence at france. >>> now we head to the golf where high stakes car games are under way. the u.s. placed an unmistakable signal to iran. abc's nick schriffen tells about about it. nic. >> reporter: diane, we're sailing on the nuclear powered uss eisenhower, and we're only about 50 miles from iran. never before has the u.s. flexed so much muscle so close to iran. more jets, ships and nations taking part than ever before. the u.s. has sent two aircraft carriers into this region and each one has more than 40 of these -- these are f-18 fighter jets that could reach thousands of miles into iranian air space. to give you a sense of how big this buildup is, each of these carriers has more firepower than the entire iranian air force. it's a blunt warning to iran, don't follow through on a threat to close the strait of hormuz, where one-fifth of all the world's oil passes. if israel
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Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. to try to lessen the violent protests over that video the united states is sending $70,000 to arran ad featuring the president and secretary of state. the ad is set up of brief clips of the president and clinton rejecting the contents of the movie. a crowd of nearly 2,000 tried to reach the united states many bassy. world news will have more on this tonight at 6:30. >>> we have breaking developments tonight on a case first found by investigators last year. a man who promised appearances by ravens players to local schools pleads guilty in court today. . he would keep cash that was paid to him to get the players. we have been following the trail and have the latest. >> reporter: joseph gill was in howard today. he pleaded guilty to one count of running a theft scheme and will pay dearly with either years for scamming five elementary schools in the county. he is also accused of scamming 17 schools in another county and four in baltimore. in howard prosecutors say that he got $4,600 from five schools or their pta groups late last summer in the fall. he took it up front for assemblies that
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 11:35pm EDT
to disappear. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: still, you couldn't help but think what a difference four years have made. he's so much grayer now, the toll the presidency takes, that youthful aura that still clung to barack obama in 2008, has been burned away by the searing pressures of power. so he spoke tonight as a man of hard and sometimes bitter experience, of survival. >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: this was a political party that will need every once of effort to re-elect president obama. that's why you saw former congresswoman gabby giffords unite this hall in tears and cheers as she recite the pledge of allegiance. >> reporter: and that's why vice president joe biden went all out too. we can now proudly say what you've heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. [ cheers and
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
for the president and the next president of the united states barack obama! >> reporter: now the democrats have officially nominated the president for a second term, tonight he must sell voters on his plan for the next four years. but he won't do it at the open air bank of america stadium. the obama camp is moving his speech indoors to this smaller venue because of possible thunderstorms. the obama campaign insists the change of venue is not due to lack of enthusiasm and it's turning tens of thousands of people away. brandi hitt, abc news, charlotte. >>> his report said that his gunfired as he was being assaulted by a teenager this morning. surveillance video tells a different story. abc2 news linda so is here to tell us why one prince george's county police officer right now has a lot of explaining to do. >> reporter: the pge county officer were on patrol. the officers thought a robbery was about to happen and they followed him into the store. no crime was committed but what happened next was caught on surveillance video and it's raising a lot of concerns. take a look. you can see the 19-year-
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
minier netanyahu has suggested he wants more of a clear red line from the united states. what's your red line with iran? >> my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon. iran is a nuclear nation, is unacceptable to the united states of america. >> president obama said exactly the same thing. he said it's unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. your red line is the same as his. >> i laid out what i would do to keep iran from reaching that red line. crippling sanctions need to be put in place. when dissidents took to the streets of tehran, the president was silent. in addition, i think ahmadinejad should have been indicted for incitation to genocide. >> but your red line going forward is the same? >> and recognize that when one says that it's unacceptable to the united states of america, that that means what it says. >> you mentioned president obama's likability. we had a poll question this week, asking who would you rather have dinner with. right now, president obama is beating you by about 19 points on that. try and convince people that they're wrong. bring us inside. what w
ABC
Sep 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the president of the united states. >> obama on offense. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> the president and his party make their pitch. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> ask osama bin laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago? >>> this man has passion in his heart and a spine of steel. >> did obama convince voters that he deserves to be rehired? with less than two months to go, what will define the final sprint and break this election deadlock? >> we'll our headliner paul ryan. >> we'll win this debate. >>> plus, mayor cory booker and rand paul join our powerhouse roundtable. george will, roberts and paul krugman. >>> hello again. conventions are done. debates are coming. new polls show a bit of a bounce for democrats. but friday's mee owe kerr's jobs report may be camp that down. >> when our opponent says that our nation is in this decline, they are dead wrong. this is a
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Sep 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
. and music from everclear. >> i am proud to accept your nomination for president of the united states. thank you. >> "jimmy kimmel live," comi >> jimmy, i'm been moving to ask you, can i get some time off? >> jimmy: why? >> i think i'm going to win the ford fusion nascar contest on random acts of fusion.com. >> jimmy: i didn't understand any of that. what would you win? >> tickets to a race, v.i.p. access -- >> jimmy: v.i.p. access? >> and a ride around the track with trevor bayne. >> jimmy: i don't know, guillermo. i really need you here at the show. who would read the teleprompter? what would you do if you were in my shoes? >> let's switch and i'll show you. >> jimmy: okay, all right. let's switch seats. >> all right, here. put this on. so, you're going to be me and i'm going to be you, okay? >> jimmy: okay. all right. >> so, guillermo, i hear you want some time off to win the ford fusion nascar contest. >> jimmy: si. >> how -- how would you put yourself into my shoes? >> jimmy: i don't know how i would put myself into your shoes. >> i'm sorry, guillermo, you can go. you're the best. i'm a
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. governor romney, just because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> reporter: the governor did not touch on any controversial issues voters in our state will face this november. the first three questions have to do with identification said for judges -- qualifications for judges. and then support for the children of undocumented immigrants in maryland. six is the same sex marriage issue. do you believe they should be able to get married in maryland and the final question, number 7, its about the expansion of gambling, adding table games and adding a sixth location in prince george county. that is the matter he wants to get behind him. even as he looks forward to the 2012 election and perhaps 2016. >> be reelecting barack obama, president of the united states. god bless you all. >> tonight, politico is reporting that governor martin o'malley will -- >> all right. itsit's come down to this. you can literally carry an emergency room on your iphone. >> an app a day could you out of a sick day. >> you want to make sure to do
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of critical structure in the united states. >> the united states government is working to block the massive attacks and stop the hackers before they disrupt the financial markets and do any more damage. >>> remember moms old cream or brown fridge? that's so out of date. appliance manufacturers are starting to get tired of stainless steel. john shows you what may becoming next to your kitchen so you don't waste your money. >> reporter: did you just upgrade your appliances to stainless steel because that's the hottest new trend? sorry to say but the stainless trend may be on its way out. after 15 years of stainless everything manufacturers moving onto new finishes. if you remodeled in the past decade chances are you picked stainless steel for your fridge, dishwasher and stove. stainless looks professional and house shows you arrived. if you just upgraded you may have arrived late. stainless steel is on overtime and reports stainless fatigue. the new ice collection calls white the new stainless. ge which is pushing new line of metallic slate. the fact that kitchen looks have just a 15 year lif
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Sep 18, 2012 2:00pm EDT
new york times." >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> they take the mario brothers and auto tuning and put it together to help us understand to see who scored together. ♪ every parent should have a choice, to help create a better future ♪ >> this video makes these speeches watchable. >> you realize these two guys have speech writers that are trying to get across the same poi point. ♪ god bless the united states. god bless the american people. god bless neil armstrong ♪ >> that came out of no where. >> the great thing at the end was obama's expression when he learns he lost. >>> you guys have to sharpen your pencils because you're going to want to add this to your christmas list that you send to santa. >> what? no way. this is the popinator. and it's put together by popcorn, indiana. as you can see it's a little device that reacts to the sound of your voice. all you have to do is say pop and it will shoot a piece of popcorn up to 15 feet in your direction. so it will sense around where i am around this thing, position itself just perfectly
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Sep 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
, and the other would be on his way, the good people of san antonio willing, to the united states congress. my family story isn't special. what is special is the america that makes our story possible. ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation, no matter who you are or where you come from, the past is always forward. america didn't become the land of opportunity by accident. my grandmother's generation and generations before, always saw beyond the horizons of their own lives and their own circumstances, they believe that opportunity created today would lead to prosperity tomorrow. that's the country they envisioned and that's the country they helped build. the roads and bridges they built, the schools and universities they created, the rights they fought for and won. these open the doors to a decent job, a secure retirement, a chance for your children to do better than you did, and that's the middle class, the engine of our economic growth. with hard work, everybody ought to be able to get there, and with hard work, everybody ought to be abl
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Sep 7, 2012 12:00am EDT
of the united states. thank you. [ applause ] sorry, i was watching c-span all day. you know, this democratic national convention wraps up in charlotte tonight. there were a lot of speeches, touting president obama's accomplishments since he took office andsama bin laden is dead and the oil industry has pulled through pretty well. but in 2008 there was no snooki and no honey boo boo. snooki even had a child and someone has to be held accountable. that's my take on this. former president clinton made an impression last night with his speech. he's a great public speaker. a lot of his speech was improvis improvised, but he does the trick where he imagines everybody in the audience is naked, except hillary. [ laughter ] mrs. clinton watched her husband's speech via computer. this photograph has been widely circulated online today. they seem so happy together when they're not together, don't they? [ laughter ] it gave me a sense of noft algia to see clinton on stage speaking like that. when he was president, the biggest problem we had was ross and rachel were going to get back to together, and the
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the former president commanded the crowd. speaking for 48 minutes. making the case obama has a better path forward for the next four yearsful he countered gop criticism that voters aren't better off now than four years ago. >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: clinton praised obama for reforming health care and saving the auto industry. and the former president delivered a clear distinction of what this race comes down to -- >> if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> reporter: the evening started off with dissension when delegates were voting on the party's platform. good and jerusalem were left out of the discourse that were later included. eventually taking three votes to pass.
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Sep 7, 2012 4:55am EDT
will be identical to the ones sold here in the united states. >> they do tend to change them a little bit when they sell them overseas. they have to right? well baltimore will tay tribute to art modell this morning. we have details coming up because the team wants you to show newspaper good morning --up. >> good morning maryland at 5 begins right now. >> you are watching the stationthat works for you, now, good morning maryland. >> remembering a baltimore sports ledge en. how to pay -- leng end. how to -- legend. how how to pay tribute to art modell. >> the o's taking game one against the yankees in this thrilling fashion. we have all the details. >> get your purple on. maybe a little splash of orange. nfl season kicking off. we are live at the ravens caravan on this friday i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. if you are thinking what to wear, you can take a cue from lynette charles. -- cue from lynette charles. >> orange and purple. yes. we love it. and you know, what i am smiling because the weather is going to hold up for the game this evening and also when the ravens play on monday
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Sep 13, 2012 6:30pm EDT
he's cooperating with the united states. he sails more arrests will follow. meanwhile, two u.s. destroyers have been positioned off the coast of libya and an elite team of 50 u.s. marines has arrived here to guard the u.s. embassy and to assess security. nonessential personnel have been evacuated to germany. the mood here on the streets, calm but tense. people here coming up to us, saying, please tell the people in america we are so sorry. now, let's turn to my colleague, martha raddatz, with more on what we are learning about security that night. >> reporter: jeffrey, this new view of the consulate where that five-hour attack raged shows few signs of security before the attack. the small guard shack just inside the compound easily breached. cutting a clear path to the main building where two americans were killed, while two others were in the house used as a safe haven. it's where some of the employees had taken refuge during the attack. we now know that inside that battle, a former navy s.e.a.l. >> we did evaluate the threat stream and determined that the security was appro
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Sep 17, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in the united states of america/hypocrisy. i hate the oppression of the usa and i would love to do something that would hurt it from the inside." his target, according to investigators, a packed downtown bar friday night. the co-owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc he believes his bar was the target. the location matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud parked his jeep jerky with what he believed was a bar, walked away and then planned to detonate the device. that's when the fbi pounced. according to court papers he prepared a book report saying osama wasn't crazy for wanting to destroy america. this superpower killed millions of people. the teenager grew up and still lived with his parents on this quiet block in illinois today. parents did not want to answer questions. >> you have no message to get across? >>. >> reporter: and his fear is on emotional wreck and describes him as confused -- >>> thank you so much alex perez reporting from chicago tonight. and we move next to the presidential election, 50 days until "your voice your vote." last week the president was
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Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in p
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Sep 6, 2012 12:00am EDT
clinton was back and democrats loved this moment. the 42nd president of the united states seized his prime time slot bumping joe biden until tomorrow, so that he, the man from hope, the comeback kid, bubba, whatever, would be the one to formerly nominate barack obama as the 44th presidentf the united states. >> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and i proudly nominate him to be the standard-bearer of the democratic party. >> reporter: clinton held the delegates spell bound with that rare gift of his, speechmaking that is explanatory, down to earth and partisan. >> since 1961, our private economy has produced 66 million private sector jobs. so, what's the job score? republicans, 24 million. democrats, 42. >> reporter: praising what he sees as obama's willingness to work with opponents, clinton demonstrated that touch that seems lost in these times. >> president obama appointed several members of his cabinet even though they supported hillary in the primary. heck, he even appointed hillary. >> reporter: he made that argument regarding his own stewardship of th
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to reach out to women in be developed countries. >> reporter: here in the united states the threat of cervical cancer has gone done significant but in under developed countries it's still a real threat. >> most of these countries it's the leading cause of cancer in women and leading cause of death in women. it's a huge problem. . >> reporter: a problem that often goes undetected until it's to late. a professer at john's hopkins has spent a lot of time in africa reaching out to women in need. when a woman develops cervical cancer there are no symptoms until it's advanced. by then the ability to treat it is often gone. >> reporter: because of a low cost technique that uses vinegar and a flash right they are getting a second chance. an organization came up with the idea to fight cancer. >> you swab the cervix with vinegar for a minute and then look. precancer lesions generally will show up as a white legislation with the application. >> reporter: if treatment is necessary it can be done at the same visit with that piece of equipment that freezes the affected area. >> that's a simpl
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Sep 13, 2012 2:35am EDT
to libya, chris stevens. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked t
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Sep 21, 2012 4:30am EDT
that film. even though the movie was produced in the united states t government wants the country to know it doesn't support the film's message. >>> this morning 700 u.s. soldiers are on their way back home from afghanistan. it's the last troop surge to leave the country. 77,000 troops went to afghanistan in 2009 to stabilize the country and build up afghan security forces. there are still about 68,000 american troops based in that country. >>> pilots of american airlines are hit to go picket lines. dozens marched outside chicago's o'hare airport yesterday. pilots have canceled more than 300 flights and the airline is cutting 1% to 2% of flights till the end of october. >>> happening now, people all over the country are lining up outside apple stores to get the new iphone. this was in chicago. we are 3 and a half hours to go till the iphone 5 officially goes on sale. some analysts think apple could sell they think more than 10 million phones by monday. linda is live outside the verizon store. how long have those people been camping there? >> reporter: a long time. mary and jason, you ever
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the united states about 16,000 people are waiting for liver transplants, and our state, almost 500 people are waiting. nearly 300 people are waiting that are patients of ours. >> reporter: gene and his family want everybody to consider organ donation and thank the baltimore city police department for always being by their side. >>> orioles fans, you're in for a long night. tonight's game against the oakland a's starts at 10:00. many people will be willing to stay up after the impressive win yesterday that guarantees the o's a winning season this year! for a few hours yesterday, the orioles solely held the spot as the number one team in the american league. last night the yankees also won putting them back at a tie. and we want to see your oh- maizing orioles pride. send us your pictures to pics at wmar.com. we ask that you put the word orioles in the subject line. we're going to add the pictures to our growing photo gallery at abc 2 news.com. >>> the orioles are zoom nateing, but -- dominating, but this is purple friday. this comes after the ravens crushed the bengals on monday night. you
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Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, your vote" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york, he's at the united nation. also abc's barbara walters will be here because she spoke with the president and mrs. obama but first, abc white house correspondent jake tapper at the united nations with what happened there. jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. today's political back and forth represents the highest of stakes with president obama coming to the united nations meeting with leaders for the annual meeting of the general assembly. as president obama arrived in new york city today, mitt romney is focused on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether the recent events in the islam world gave the president pause about the arab spring movement. the president said no. >> i'm sure there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: in pueblo, colorado the the republican nominee down played the president. >> he said the phelps in the middle east were bumps in
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Sep 6, 2012 6:30am EDT
the united states' naval academy band and then -- a ship to shore bombardment and a fireworks show. i mean what don't we have this weekend? >> reporter: exactly. it sounds like it and really quickly we want do go ahead and fire this musket here. this is all these things you can catch. wow, this weekend. way to go out with a bang. huh ranger vince? you know that. >> check our website. >> reporter: thank you so much. reporting live, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> all right there's no doubt about it nobody likes to get a traffic ticket but in one case is south carolina woman is actually crediting a citation for changing her life for the better. she remembers the drive home from school one day a state trooper pulled her over more than a year and a half ago. she was over 400 pounds and couldn't get it across the frame. she says getting that ticket prompted her to lose more than 200 pounds. >> i'm sure that's a lot of things that led up to that point. but that ticket was like -- reality in my face. and -- i don't know if i would have done it as quickly if i didn't get the ticket. >> she didn't h
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Sep 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
of the united states drinking iced tea and chomping on nicorette. ah. >> did you offer him a cigarette? >> i did not. i did not. he -- nor did he ask for one. >> by that time i quit smoking but, you know, i was making sure he had an ashtray, you know, you know, he had a sip of wine so i'm feeling fairly optimistic. >> reporter: as days go by a blizzard of paper between two, counternumbers and looks close, a combination of tax cuts and government programs and tax increases. a magic formula. so what happens? well, 12 days before the deadline, the president makes a phone call to boehner asking for still more revenue, $400 billion. was it a question or was it a demand? it blows the deal sky high and in the end, it comes down to he said/he said. >> i want to be very emphatic here, at no point did i say, john, take it or leave it. >> his position is he was not saying, i have to have it, he was saying, i want you to consider it. >> no, no, no, no. hold on. no, no, no, no, no. i need $400 billion more revenue. i need. >> reporter: boehner is livid and worried about the fractious rebels in the tea party.
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Sep 11, 2012 4:55am EDT
to an advocacy group there were 774 college campuses around the united states that have banned smoking as of july 1st is. 12 campuses in maryland were on the list including towson and salisbury. >>> an age old dilemma for parents. you probably heard if you have a kid. should you pick up your crying infant or let them cry it out when it's time to go to sleep. a new study adds to work that shows allowing babies to cry themselves to sleep trains them to soothe themselves. parents were trade in one of two different techniques of gradually separating themselves from crying babies at varying intervals over a three-week period. the result both children and mothers had improved sleep and mothers had improved mental health. this happened at a fallo -- follow upat the age 6 and they found no harm done by the sleep training method. something to keep in mind own though -- even though we know it's hard to listen to them cry. >>> to hank was there and so -- tom hanks was there and so was bruce willis. we will hear from the fiancee of michael clarke duncan as he is laid to restand he played a football coach in
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Sep 12, 2012 5:30am EDT
to the united states before they turned 16 years old. >>> new census information is expected to be released today. the census bureau will announce findint from the2011 annual report income poverty and health insurance coverage in the united states. -- and arnold palmer received the congressional gold medal today. he is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf. he won 7 major championships in his long career. >>> a big day for baltimore city schools. today, the foundation hosts a grand opening of the first three school libraries and this morning abc2 news education reporter sherrieionis here with more. that's something students need but we don't think about it often when we think about schools. >> reporter: that's right. something they definitely needed especially baltimore city public schools. today we are at thomas johnson elementary middle school here in south baltimore. you know what, the sign says it all welcome. you know, today is the grand unveiling. this is just one of the three that will be unveiled today. this morning, i have the principal here o
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Sep 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
stevens. chris won friends for the united states in far-flung places. he made those people's hopes his own. during the revolution in libya, he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tirnt. >> reporter: she spoke of all those lost when the benghazi consulate was attacked by armed militants. sean smith, the technology specialist, who leaved two young children behind. tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l., the father of three little boys. and his fellow former s.e.a.l., glen doherty, a beloved son and brother. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to makes sense of that because it is senseless. >> reporter: but the message of today was not just of grief. it was resolve. >> so, we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted. >> reporter: indeed, the state department is in crisis mode, sending additional security to embassies around the world. david? >> martha, thank you. and martha, as you know, the reason for all of that conce
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Sep 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
coming out and saying that there is no proof so far that the deadly attack on the united states embassy in libya was planned, but it does say that it is a matter that is still under investigation and that the assessment could change. libya's president has said that he believes that foreigners came into the country and planned the attack to coincide with september 11th. the white house says it looks like violent protests were sparked from an anti-islam film made in the united states. >>> the army has developed body armor that is tailored specifically to fit women. the vest accommodates smaller torsos and they sit closer to a woman's chest. they are being used for the first time by female soldiers from fort campbell who are deployed to afghanistan. female soldiers has said that poor-fitting armor did make their scrobs more difficult. women make up 14% of the army and are closer to combat than they have ever been before. >>> an innocent walk through his neighborhood lands a 10- year-old boy from sagona park in the hospital. officials say it's because this boy was walking with a bamboo stic
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Sep 25, 2012 4:55am EDT
a speed of 135 miles per hour. >>> prescription drug abuse with young people in the united states dropped to a record low. that was the case last year. you might be wondering why. doctors do have some ideas. we will tell you what they say and what need to be done to keep this those numbers down. details straight ahead. >> reporter: eight games to play and game and a half behind the yankees. who would have thought it october baseball in baltimore. the o's in the homestretch. reaction coming up in a bit. >> and we are dealing with nor below average -- with another below average start. warmer temperatures are on the way. when it will arrive and how long it will last. >> reporter: everything is up to speed here on 95 at route 152 in bel air. but i will let you know how traffic is shaping up on 695 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. [ woman ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before, but you've done what i thought was impossible: you made good-for-you, gluten-free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when
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Sep 27, 2012 6:30am EDT
. this is united states of america. that's the objective. >> reporter: in carroll county, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >>> a class action lawsuit involving students at the university of california. it stems from an incident last november at the uc davis campus. a police officer pepper sprayed students at a a sit in. they were at close range and on a walking path. the police were trying to rid the encampment and they will receive $31,000 each for that proposed settlement. >>> the woman claims that the incident happened in december last year on a flight to new orleans. she says the flight attendant brought her tea and it was so hot she suffered second degree burns. she says the tea spilled into her lap and left her permanently scared. a lawsuit is seeking $800,000. >>> if you want an e reader and have been thinking about buying one, hang on. >> the new ones may be better than those in the past. we're going to tell you why many say these may be the best. >>> this is not harry potter but it is the same author, we're going to tell you about jk rollings newest book. >>> and we still have lot offense clouds
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
-- united states. two other counties in this state. so it'sing in radical by any stretch. >> the board of county commissioner also take public input on the proposed ordinance before its weekly meeting tomorrow at 1:30. >>> it was a tragedy that ruined the life of one family. was killed and son matthew critically injured after a trucker fell aslope at the wheel. matthew has come a long way but life is very dep of for the family. last week the family breck ounds on a new whole chair accessible ramp. we'll take a look at the family as they continue to win back after a settlement from the trucking company that caused the accident. >> we will be okay for the rest of our lives and that's the idea of lawsuits that you make people as whole as you can. of course, money never fixes things, you it certainly does help. >> abc2 news providen kuebler -- brian kuebler sits down with them. >> well, the man had ran loose on the ravens field sunday night is talking. how he turned streaking at a game a way to fight bullying. >> with the shutdown, many steel workers are still suffering. the major contribu
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Sep 18, 2012 6:30am EDT
killers for children ages 1- 12 years old. >>> it is no secret, obesity is a problem in the united states. rch sers are meeting to stay with us the state of obesity. one in three adults and one in six children are obese. ist a condition that can lead to so many problems including heart disease and diabetes and doctors say the best advice is to keep it simple if you want to lose weight. >> you have to get back to the basics and be active, find things you enjoy in terms of burning calories and making healthy food choices and implementing the choices. >> it will grow over the next decade unless major changes are made in terms of peoples diets and behavior. $5million worth of upgrades, dutch is going to tour the new facility, it's going to have bathrooms, ticket machines and ramps for disabled riders. >>> baltimore book festival attracts authors and book lovers from all over the country. it happens in mount vernon, today learn what authors are going to be coming to the city. also we will hear about what features are being added. peterson, a cookbook author and winner of the cupcake wars goi
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
forecast coming up on the 5:30 edition of abc2 news. >>> the united states is considered the melting pot but a battle is brewing over make english the official language. in a word, it's translateed into a controversy. >> reporter: the sign says welcome to carroll county. there's a c
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
're all the melting pot. this is the united states of america. that's the objective. >> reporter: in carroll county, jeff hager, abc2 news. >> the public has been encouraged to speak out before the board's weekly meeting in westminster but there's no word whether that public comment must be in english. >>> well, the o's had a tough go of it last night but they got another chance to creep up on the yankees tonight. jamie costello is live outside the yard. but, first, let's check in with mike masco to see whether you need an umbrella or rain coat. >> we will need the rain gear. take a look, a live shot, not much happening. there are storms near philadelphia. right now the atmosphere is loaded and ready. i have kept that in the forecast. take a look at the shot. a gorgeous day, feeling more like summer, 80s across many locations. right now we're at 81. dulles 83. eastern shore numbers between 80 and 83. if you're going to the game a mild 77 degrees. keep an eye to the sky. maybe a shower or storm could boil up. the rest of the forecast, your hour by hour will stay into the 70s. we'r
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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
're trying to encourage is assimilation. we're all the melting pot. this is the united states of america. that's the objective. >> a spokesperson for the aclu says the ordinance is pointless and mean spirited. today's meeting on that ordinance is set for 1:30. >>> people living in colorado don't know whether to break out the winter coats or keep wearing shorts. a storm system brought rain mix requested snow in higher elevations in denver when temperatures hit around 60 degrees, that was the temperature yesterday and they say by this weekend they can expect to see dry sunny conditions where it will be about 70 degrees weather, so definitely a wild ride in colorado. >>> we have video from utah about snow there. isn't this a little premature. >> it happens but it is a little premature, especially in the mountains you can get that. we can be seeing an early winter around here as well. as we look at what's going on around the nation right now, we can see showers and storms breaking ou and kansas. all this is sliding off towards the skies we are working with -- the east and we are working with
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> he was -- the most valuable, living signature in the united states. >> reporter: expert steve walter said the name is worth more than almost anyone's in the past 30 years. >> the next highest is probably like paul mcarthy. >> reporter: he is asking 2400 for this autograph. it's worth a bit less. on e-bay some are asking $14,000 oro more. walter cautionswall. >> hundreds of years from now john i think people are going to look back and look at him in the same light as they do christopher columbus. >> reporter: that's fine for vincent who said no matter what it's worth it's not for sale. >> we don't want to sale. >> reporter: if you want to buy some it may pay to wait a few months and if you have something from him, consider yourself very lucky because very few other people have anything from him. as always, don't waste your money. >> getting behind the wheel may be getting more dangerous because of driver distraction. the department of transportation said traffic deaths are up 9% in the first six months, that's the largest increase in six months since 1975. aaa said governments wai
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, perhaps a middle eastern government, has attacked web sites on critical infrastructure in the united states. >> reporter: so far the hackers have not been able to steal any money, or disrupt financial markets. authorities in the race against time to stop them before something worse happens g they can move money around and cause financial chaos. >> reporter: today the u.s. government is actively working to locate and block the massive attack. it appear as covert cyber war is fully engaged. >>> in the case of a stolen puppy, earlier this week a couple walked in to the animal rescue foundation and spent time playing with this guy, mango, several minutes later the couple walked out with mango tucked in a pocket. someone called the foundation, said they had mango and wanted to return him. the caller wasn't the person who stole him and didn't want the $1000 reward. the foundation says though it's had a bad couple of days they hope good can come of this. >> as horrible as it has been. people found out about our organization and rescues in general. >> another good thing that came out of this
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